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We’re house hunting.  How very grown up. It’s pretty neat checking out condos on the beach and hidden hippy homes in the bush but its also kind of scary.  There’s a ‘responsibility’ factor that I typically have zero interest in. (Don’t worry, Clark Kent is here to take care of all that stuff. -ck). We’re also finding out that despite sharing a brain on most things, CK and I have very different opinions on the home front.  Condo vs House. Beach vs Garden. Two bedroom vs Three.

Luckily, we’re in complete agreement when it comes to this recipe which knocked both of our socks off.  Of course, that leads us to Carpet vs Hardwood…

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Jamaican Spices from The Complete Book of Grilling 2007 adapted by Parsley Sage
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You will need:
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp dried thyme
3 spring onions
1 one inch piece of fresh ginger, minced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
3 1/2 lb pork tenderloins, butterflied

  • Light a grill.  In a bowl, combine the garlic, lime juice, olive oil, thyme, onions, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, salt and pepper.  Add the pork and turn until well coated with the spice mixture.  Let stand for 15 – 20 minutes.
Yes yes, naughty photo re-use…
  • Grill the pork over a moderately hot fire for about 8 minutes per side, or until an instant-read thermometer registers for 140 for medium.
  • Transfer the pork to a platter.  Cover loosely with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.  Slice the pork and serve.
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  1. Hi Foodie, Your Grilled Pork Tenderloin recipe has been selected to be featured in a Recipe Guessing Game. Please share the following link with your friends and fans. To play, go here: Congrats again!! 🙂

  2. I just wanted you to know I did try this recipe and it was delicious. A lot of times pork gets dry, but this method turned pork that was very moist and tender! I will be cooking this again. Many thanks!

  3. Yummy sounding pork with those spices. So happy to have discovered your site.

  4. Good luck house hunting!

  5. I want the garden and the hardwood!!! The pork tenderloin looks fantastic 🙂

  6. oh, house fun may sound like fun, but it's far from being fun! Good luck on the house hunt!

  7. Oooh, are those…plantains and chayote I see on the grill? Sounds like a perfect pairing with a delicious-looking pork rub. Perfect for distraction from impending escrow. I'm sure you guys will find an awesome home – I hope you post pics when you find it! So cool you're putting down roots in the islands – more jerk spices and delicious tropical fruit for us…

  8. Yum Yum! We just had BBQ over the weekend too.

  9. House hunting it a lot of fun…your pork tenderloin looks delicious with all the spices/herbs.
    Hope you are having a great week and good look with the house hunting 🙂

  10. i hv not tried or cook any jamaican food before, so i guess getting my hands on those spices should be a gateway.

  11. Love everything about this neat recipe;love pork tenderloin and this is a brand new version. My son and his friend are slos house looking; great way to get to know each other; good luck.

  12. If house hunting were to involve decisions about beaches, I would love it! Good luck, you guys. I know how overwhelming that can be.

    Wow, great recipe! This is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Good luck in finding the right house, or condo. It's such a hard decision, hope you'll find the ideal one that you both agree on:D
    Love your marinade for the delicious grilled pork…that's the one you got on the top 9 with!

  14. Hardwood every time! and that made me giggle…

    This recipe sounds super yummy and I'm starving atm!

  15. I LOVE looking at the houses and dreaming of me moving in and it's been my favorite pass time (weird?). Good luck on house hunting. We already bought a house and now I'm scared to move again thinking about “packing”. You will know when you enter the right house. =) This marinade looks yum! Cinnamon, coriander, and nutmeg… great flavor for pork!

  16. I think my husband would be more willing to negotiate if I made a meal like this one 🙂 Congrats on house hunting and good luck! So exciting!

  17. So exciting! Tropical house hunting – lucky girl!

    I'm loving all of your grilled fruit lately. 🙂

  18. What a lovely and flavorful pork….
    It sounds delicious with all that spices and herbs… Yummmm..
    Good luck for your house hunting, I hope you”ll find the house of your dreams.

  19. House hunting can be lots of fun but also very stressful… good luck with it! I hope you find a great place (that both of you like lol)!

    I love pork and this sounds so good with all those herbs and spices!

  20. We bought our first home last year, and I promise you this: When you walk into “the right one”, you will BOTH know (regardless of the differences of opinions you start out with).

    Have fun (I know it's stressful also, but try to enjoy the process) and good hunting!

  21. Good luck finding your dream home – it's so much fun! The pork does look and sound wonderful… so many great flavors!

  22. I have some pork in the fridge right now. Think i'll make this 🙂
    I would love if you added this and any other links to my “Happy Post” today.

  23. Mmm this does sound really good. We haven't done much on the grill this year but this recipe definately makes it worth firing up the grill.

  24. HOpe you have some fun with house-hunting!
    The marinade sounds really great.

  25. I hope you find a great house soon. And I know this sounds weird but you don’t only have to choose the house, the house has to choose you too. You know once it happens.
    As for the pork recipe…I love the marinade! And the grill marks on the pork.

  26. Delicious recipe for pork – Love the flavors – perfect. Good luck on the home hunting – compromise is a way of life around here!
    Mary x

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  28. Good luck with your house hunting. It is an exciting venture. Great recipe. I'm sure Clark Kent enjoyed it.

  29. Good luck on your house hunting! The pork looks delicious! Comforting after a day of house hunting!

  30. Love the butterflied pork! And I vote for the 3 bedroom beach house with hard wood floors! How exciting for you! Happy hunting!

  31. OMG!!! I want those provisions off your grill and onto my plate…great photos.

    And all the best with the house hunting. I didn't have to agree with anyone while looking for mine and it was still a challenge.

  32. house-hunting is a real fun!! Parsley Sage, this dish looks really good!! I am saving this now. Have a great day!!

  33. Wow! Really great recipe and mix of flavors, i can't
    wait to try it:D

  34. Oh I wish I had seen this before I went off to market…it looks delicious! I will have to try it soon. Good luck with house hunting, it sure can be daunting. I sort of hate making decisions and so I overthink. My husband doesn't like deciding so he makes quick, sometimes knee jerk decisions. I guess that should mean we balance each other ??

  35. I love all of these flavors, this sounds like a perfect summer dinner. I love the addition of nutmeg, I probably wouldn't think to add that to pork!

  36. House hunting – yay! I'm so excited for you and I'm sure you'll find the perfect place! The pork recipe is AMAZING! I love lime on meats and in marinades!

  37. Househunting in paradise – how exciting! What a dilemma tho – beach or garden? Do you have to choose? Gorgeous pork dish – yum!

  38. house hunters huh ? great time and great show. good luck with the search. nice lookin chicken.

  39. Good luck with the house-hunting. We remember those days! Love the flavor profiles in the pork dish. Yum!

  40. I just so happen to have every single ingredient! Great looking. I can smell it, but not this weekend. Too much going on. Good luck househunting. I was so naive the first time I went househunting I wanted to scream “Sold!” as soon as I saw a dishwasher!

  41. Sad to say currently if I was trying to buy here in NYC my choices would be Shoe box or well Shoe box LOL
    So cool for you to be house hunting I' love to see pics of the hidden hippie homes.
    I could easily polish off a big plate of this pork.

  42. How exciting that you're house hunting! We just went through that earlier this year and it certainly can be stressful with all of the decisions that have to be made. That pork would be pretty easy to agree on though. It looks fantastic. Best wishes on the search for your new home. I hope you have a fantastic weekend, Candace

  43. I love grilled pork tenderloin, so I'm excited to try this spice combination!

  44. Oh lordy, I remember the days of house-hunting. Not fun, not fun at all. Good luck to you! But this recipe does not need luck. Not at all, FAB!

  45. House hunting can be so much fun, but so stressful! Hope everything goes well for you! I love Jerk anything – this pork looks awesome!

  46. Yes househunting can be a tiring job.Than its good to have such a great meal as you cooked to comfort yourself and other hunters:)) Good luck;)

  47. Ohhhh… the ginger and cinnamon combo sounds fabu. I'm SO excited to get home and cook again.

  48. Healthy and tasty! I trully like the way you cooked this meal.

  49. How fun-house hunting in the Caymans! Hope you and Clark can find something agreeable.
    Butterflying the pork is a great tip-makes those babies cook faster. I love jerk seasoning. Have a great weekend!

  50. Condo by the beach sounds good! Nice meal, next time I am in the tropics I will try grilled bananas. I've only had them boiled and deep fried.

  51. Beautiful photos, & congrats on house hunting! I remember how exciting it was for us!

  52. No matter what kind of homestead you choose, I'd be happy to gather around this grill!! Happy hunting!


  53. I love pork and yours looks very succulent and delicious! I love the mixes of coriander, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. They are some of my very favorite spices! I am so sharing this recipe with my dad the griller, he also loves pork!

  54. Good luck with the house hunting. I know something will come up. We lived on the beach for a year and it was so hard to get myself into work every day…didn't want to leave. 😀 Now we are withing walking distance. We also are having septic trouble in our rainy season, and our pool should really be refinished(we have an old Florida home). We are still in the argument over carpet and hardwood floors…in the meantime it's terrazzo. We do love our home though, and like you two we don't argue over the food I fix…and wouldn't argue about this wonderful pork dish! Perfect for this weekend!

    Looking forward to see what you choose!

  55. Nice recipe, can imagine the flavors with the nutmeg and cinnamon inside. At least you both have the same type of taste in food, this will do a whole lot of wonders in the relationship.

  56. Fingers crossed you'll find your dream house!

    This pork looks amazing…excellent flavors~

  57. House hunting!!! So exciting. Im sure its pretty nerve wracking as well. I say go for a nice beach side home 🙂
    Your pork tenderloin looks SO good!! Thats last photo is wonderful! Makes me hungry.

  58. Oooh, fun (and a bit stressful, I imagine). It's hard to get two people's version of a dream home aligned.

  59. Congrats on the house hunting! I'm envisioning you on HGTV's House Hunters International. AND this pork tenderloin photo is AWESOME. You should submit it to foodgawker!

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